Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre – A View from the Other Side

To the escarpment south of the village to see why and when various parts were built. Meet Dave Evans at the Heritage Centre at the top of Pit Hill. Use station car park. Refreshments available after walk. Distance 5 miles Contact Tel. 01623 743 087.

Nell Gwynn Walk

This walk has been rescheduled to 17th April

Spring Bird Identification – Attenborough Nature Reserve

Red Start

Improve your identification of spring birds using sight and sound. A walk around the Attenborough Reserve with one of our experts. Using the hides and different habitats, you’ll learn the skills you need to identify the birds of Attenborough using your eyes and ears. Meet the leader at the Nature Centre, Attenborough. Cost £7.95. To book visit www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/events

Spring at Gedling Country Park

Holly Blue Butterfly

Tree blossoms and early insects. Bird calls starting and pairs nesting. Skylarks and meadow pipits. Bluebells and daffodils. Tiny Holly Blue butterflies. Meet Rod and Jenny Fillingham at the Visitor centre Café 1899 by Spring Lane car park. NG4 4PE. Sensible footwear as secondary paths can be muddy. Bring a walking stick. Walking may be slow. Wildlife presented by Mark Tyler and Brian Cluff. Contact: Brian Cluff (0115) 9205110 Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult carer. Non-FGCP members admission £1.00. No dogs please

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre – A View from the Other Side

Whaley Thorns

To the escarpment south of the village to see why and when various parts were built. Meet Dave Evans at the Heritage Centre at the top of Pit Hill. Use station car park. Refreshments available after walk. Distance 5 miles Contact Tel. 01623 743 087.

Wilwell Farm Cutting in Spring

Goldfinch

Join the South Notts Local Group for this walk. Meet Gordon Dyne at the Reserve car park off Wilford Road. Nearest Post Code NG2 7UT Contact: Gordon Dyne at gordon.dyne@gmail.com. Buses 3,53 and 9 go near. Tram to Ruddington Lane.

Mansfield & Pinxton Railway Pinxton to Portland Park

Pinxton Railway

A linear walk (walk back to the start or make other arrangements). Mostly flat but one hill to ascend and a valley to cross. Some paths may be muddy. Café at Portland Park. Meet Denis Hill at the Boat Inn, Wharf Lane, Pinxton. Distance 3.5 miles (or 7) Post Code NG16 6PN. No charge but booking essential with denishill1066@gmail.com Contact Tel. 07443 536 811

Bunny

Bunny

An easy, circular walk from Bunny almost to East Leake and returning through Bunny New Wood. Mainly field paths and farm tracks, with only 2 stiles and one steady climb. Meet Karen (Rushcliffe Ramblers) at The Rancliffe Arms, 139 Loughborough Road, Bunny. Grid Ref. SK583 295 Post Code NG11 6QT Distance 5.5 miles Contact Tel. 0115 989 9242 or 07881 722165

Lady Spencer Walk

Hardwick Hall Country Park

We follow mining rail tracks and trails to Hardwick Hall, taking time for refreshments before returning via Lady Spencer Wood. Meet Janet and Keith (Worksop Ramblers) at the Teversal Trail Visitor Centre. Postcode NG17 3HJ Distance 9 miles Contact Tel. 01909 509 729 or 07794 243 935 www.ramblers.org.uk/worksop

Nell Gwynn Walk

Bestwood County Park

Sunrise Hill, Southglade Park, Emmanuel Church, Bestwood Lodge, Big Wood, Bestwood Country Park, Tesco Top Valley, return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Southglade Leisure Centre, Southglade Road. Grid Ref. SK556 449 Post Code NG5 5GU Distance 6.2 miles Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Belvoir / Grantham Canal Walk

Grantham Canal

Brewers Grave, Viking Way, Denton, Denton Reservoir, Grantham Canal, Dirty Duck PH and return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at St. James Church, Village Street, Woolsthorpe. Please park carefully in the village. Grid Ref. SK 837 339 Post Code NG32 1LX Distance 6.9 miles Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Idle Valley Birds

Wren

Join local bird enthusiasts for a 2 hour walk around Idle Valley Nature Reserve. Please bring your binoculars and walking boots. Donation welcome. Contact: Rural Learning Centre 01777 858 245 or idlevalley@nottswt.co.uk

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre – A Cotton Mill and Sheepwash

Langwith Millhouse

Walk to the 18th century mill then on to Nether Langwith village green. Meet Dave Evans at the Heritage Centre at the top of Pit Hill. Use station car park. Refreshments available after walk. Distance 5 miles. Contact Tel. 01623 743 087

Wollaton Park

Wollaton Park

A circular walk including Wollaton Park, Harrison’s Plantation and Martin’s Pond. Led by members of Nottingham Local Access Forum. Meet at the Wheelhouse Pub, Russell Drive, Wollaton. Grid Ref. SK530 400 Post Code NG8 2BH Distance about 3.5 miles Contact: Nigel Sarsfield 07824 537433

Sharphill Wood DAWN CHORUS

Chiffchaff

Come along and enjoy the early morning birdsong with the South Notts Local Group. Meet at the Peveril Drive (West Bridgford) entrance to the wood. Booking required. Bring your own binoculars. To book, contact: John Elwell 07794 052 672 john.r.elwell@outlook.com

Oxton and Calverton

Hollinwood Lane

Mainly on farm and woodland paths through reclaimed colliery land with some road walking, taking in the villages of Oxton and Calverton. Moderate pace and only 650ft. of ascent. Bring a packed lunch. Meet Alan Wilson (Rushcliffe Ramblers) at the layby and informal car park on A6097 Oxton by-pass, northbound carriageway, opposite the junction with Hatfield Road, Oxton. Grid Ref. SK624 518 Post Code NG25 0TD Distance 8.3 miles. Contact Tel. 0115 953 7652 or mobile 07989 627 942.

Wildlife in the Canal

Nottingham Canal

Join the City Local Group for a truly urban wildlife experience as we navigate the city’s waterways. This activity will be part of a wider series of events during the City Nature Challenge 2020 weekend. A walk will leave the Justice Centre to explore the canal at 10.30, but there will also be a drop-in session at the start point for identification and information. Pop in any time between 10.30 and 12.30. Free of charge. Contact: Lucy Kennedy nwtcitygroup@gmail.com

St Ann’s Allotments Tours

St Annes Allotment

The second guided tour of the year, covering 700 years of history on the gardens, finishing at our Herit- age Display Garden. All tours last roughly 90 minutes. Meet 5 minutes earlier at the eco-friendly Visitor Centre at 121 Ransom Road, Nottingham NG3 3LH Grid Ref. SK584 417. Park on Ransom Road or use 42 bus service from the City. Donation request £5 per person includes tea/coffee and biscuits. Please book via website www.eventbrite.com Any booking questions to info@staa-allotments.org.uk or calling 0115 960 2282, leaving your name and contact telephone number. Website staa-allotments.org.uk

Clumber Park “The Outer Limits”

Clumber Park

We will walk the boundaries of Clumber Park. Meet Mike (Worksop Ramblers) in front of the cycle hire centre in Clumber Park. Post Code S80 3AZ Distance 6 miles Contact Tel. 01909 732426 or 07940 725551 www.ramblers.org.uk/worksop